Robert May, Baron May of Oxford
The Lord May of Oxford
Robert McCredie May
8 January 1936
|Died||28 April 2020 (aged 84)|
|Alma mater||University of Sydney|
Judith Feiner (m. 1962)
|Institutions||Imperial College London|
University of Oxford
|Thesis||Investigations towards an understanding of superconductivity (1959)|
Robert McCredie May, Baron May of Oxford, OM, AC, FRS, FAA, FTSE, FRSN, HonFAIB (8 January 1936 – 28 April 2020) was an Australian scientist. He was President of the Royal Society from 2000 to 2005. He is a professor at the University of Sydney and Princeton University. He was a crossbench (independent) member of the House of Lords from 2001 until his retirement in 2017.
May was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and an appointed member of the council of the British Science Association. He was also a member of the advisory council for the Campaign for Science and Engineering.
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- "List of Fellows". raeng.org.uk. Royal Academy of Engineering.
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- "Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering". Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "Robert May, former UK chief scientist and chaos theory pioneer, dies aged 84". the Guardian. 2020-04-29. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
- "Robert May, an Uncontainable 'Big Picture' Scientist, Dies at 84". The New York Times. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020.